Earlier today, permits were filed for a new building on Bergen Street, in a stretch of northwestern Crown Heights that’s been buzzing with new construction for the past few years.
The six-story, 60-foot-tall building at 912 Bergen Street will contain 12 new apartments spread over 10,200 square feet of space, yielding an average unit size of 850 square feet, which could go either condo or rental.
Meny Chukroon, who co-founded Rockstone Properties, is the project’s developer, but could not be reached for comment. Based on the firm’s website, they mostly concentrate on buying and rehabilitating pre-war buildings on Brooklyn’s gentrifying fringe, in Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy and Bushwick.
The new building at 912 Bergen will require the demolition of a three-story, 20-foot-wide, vinyl-faced pre-war walk-up – no loss in a neighborhood that’s full of much more attractive brownstones and tenements.
This slice of Crown Heights in particular has been catnip to developers, with the area around the Franklin Avenue shuttle being the only place in the white-hot neighborhood that has both the residential zoning and the underbuilt capacity to deliver more than basic infill.
The architect is Nassau County-based Shahriar Afshari.
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